Shipshape East Anglia (SEA) acts as a focal point bringing together over 50 boat building companies and specialist suppliers across the region, as well as a range of vessels on the National Register of Historic Vessels. The SEA network is focussed around activities at a central hub as part of a Coastal Communities funded scheme, located at the International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC) Lowestoft, which incorporates facilities from the adjacent Excelsior Trust yard.

Visit the Shipshape East Anglia (SEA) hub


Browse Projects in the East Anglia Region

The Excelsior Trust

International Boatbuilding Training College Ltd

IBTC Heritage - Commercial unit

Whisstocks project

Stem to Stern Heritage Training Project



Hannah Cunliffe - Director, National Historic Ships UK



Mincarlo - undergoing restoration

Sidewinder Trawler built 1961 by Brooke Marine, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft

GOOD INTENT under sail in Harwich Harbour 31 September 1995.

Thames Bawley built 1860 by Starbuck, John & Robert, Gravesend

Glad Tidings

Fifie built 1897 by Weir, James, Arbroath

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